National Day of Action
For the past nine years, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has called upon the Peace Corps community to unite on or about Peace Corps Day (March 1st) for a National Day of Action. On that day, all supporters of the Peace Corps are urged to take five minutes to reach out to their members of Congress and urge support for a strong and vibrant Peace Corps.
While phone calls and emails are sent to Capitol Hill, a contingent of advocates converge on Capitol Hill for a day full of meetings with Senators, Congressmen/women, or other congressional staff.
2013 saw the largest Day of Action so far. Along with lots of communications from all around the country, just over 90 advocates were on Capitol Hill. Coming from 25 states, our advocates participated in nearly 150 congressional meetings, including 88 constituent meetings and 43 meetings with new members of Congress. On top of that, information packets were distributed to all 535 congressional offices.
As one participant wrote afterwards:
“It is encouraging and inspirational to see the bi-partisan support for Peace Corps among our legislators and to see the deep commitment to Peace Corps among RPCVs of all decades. Peace Corps matters!”
Follow this link to see photos from the Capitol Hill portion of the Day of Action.
Follow this link to see our 2013 National Day of Action Video.
Make plans to join us in Washington or participate from home during our tenth annual National Day of Action!
(Coming in late February or early March, 2014…final date TBD)